Barcelona completes greatest Champions League comeback ever, beats PSG 6-5
- March 09, 2017

It would be an impressive way for Luis Enrique to bow out: the team is now one point ahead, but Madrid has a game in hand, though a trickier run-in, with matches against Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and, on April 23, a potential decider against Barcelona . (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic facing ban for Manchester United's game with West Brom Zlatan Ibrahimovic facing ban for Manchester United's game with West Brom
- March 09, 2017

Ibrahimovic could be hit with a three-match ban-the suspension he would have received had Friend seen the offence and sent him off on Saturday-which puts him at risk of missing United's upcoming fixture slate. "I am not here to attack anybody". No action was taken by referee Kevin Friend during the game, which leaves the FA open to take retrospective action. (more...)
This is why Alexis Sanchez was dropped against Liverpool This is why Alexis Sanchez was dropped against Liverpool
- March 07, 2017

Which brings a different emphasis. The momentum was now with Arsenal and, on 56 minutes, a brilliant pass by Sanchez threaded the ball between Nathaniel Clyne and Matip for Welbeck to chase into the area. "The decision will depend completely on Arsenal Football Club". Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger played down his leading scorer's actions, saying that it is "normal" because they did not win and the forward was merely "unhappy". (more...)
West Ham can't take their eyes off Chelsea's Diego Costa - Winston Reid West Ham can't take their eyes off Chelsea's Diego Costa - Winston Reid
- March 07, 2017

West Ham will be without Michail Antonio as he serves a one-game ban but they could have Andy Carroll available. After a few moments clearing up his bloody nose, Carroll returned to the pitch to continue to cause the Chelsea defence problems - with Robert Snodgrass often getting the better of Moses and Cesar Azpilicueta on the left flank to set up the Hammers forward with his crosses. (more...)
Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Five Things We Learned Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Five Things We Learned
- March 06, 2017

In season 5 of Friday Night Lights , Coach Taylor drops his star player, his quarterback Vince Howard, who had turned from a team player into playing exclusively for himself. The Chilean, who is the league's joint top-scorer, has been petulant in recent weeks as Arsenal's season has crumbled and with Wenger confirming prior to the game that there was no injury scare, it was obvious the manager was making an example of his star player. (more...)
Alabama's Reuben Foster on being sent home: 'Nothing happened' Alabama's Reuben Foster on being sent home: 'Nothing happened'
- March 05, 2017

Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster , expected to be a top-10 pick in this year's National Football League draft, will not be part of what is considered by many to be the most important part of the National Football League combine. One thing that does not help his case is the fact that Foster plays a position that not many teams will value at the top of the draft. To pile onto Friday's incident, the linebacker is also dealing with a lingering rotator cuff injury, which would've kept him out of ... (more...)
Kaufman opens HSBC Women's Champions with 75 Kaufman opens HSBC Women's Champions with 75
- March 05, 2017

Yang credits her putting as the reason for her eight-birdie barrage on moving day at the Tanjong Course at Sentosa Golf Club. The Olympic champion had a 10-under 134 total. "I have to do this for the rest of the three days". "I have Plan A, Plan B, Plan C. Plan A is try to knock them close and give myself birdie chances and then try to make birdies". (more...)
Wenger puts more pressure on himself with Sanchez decision
- March 05, 2017

The Arsenal manager defended his decision to drop Alexis Sanchez to the bench for the Premier League road game against Liverpool on Saturday at Anfield, explaining it during his postgame press conference as a tactical switch . Of course , I believe in the second half it was easier for the strikers and you could see a different performance from Giroud and Welbeck because we dominated much more of the midfield. (more...)
McIlroy gives rib tick of approval after successful return McIlroy gives rib tick of approval after successful return
- March 05, 2017

That was part of the reason I wanted to go and play. He has a few stories about me that I wish he didn't which can be challenging, but he's fun to be around. He missed four putts from 6 feet or closer. "I don't feel that far behind", the world No 3 said. "I just approached it, as I said in my statement, as a round of golf", McIlroy said. (more...)
World Cup in Law's sights
- March 04, 2017

The West Indies poor ODI form has led to them missing out on the eight-team ICC Champions Trophy later and Law is eager for his men to avoid the embarrassment of failing to reach the World Cup for the first time ever. While the pull shot was Morgan's release throughout, punishing anything short for the bulk of his 11 fours and two sixes, he was initially circumspect following the early scare. (more...)
Andy Murray secures place in Dubai final Andy Murray secures place in Dubai final
- March 04, 2017

The first set was anything but straightforward for Murray, with 51st-ranked Jaziri playing with freedom and taking advantage of his opponent's difficulties on serve. Verdasco reached the semifinals in Qatar and even had five match points against Djokovic. Having taken 79 and 72 minutes in his first two matches against Malek Jaziri and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Murray was given a much tougher work-out by the 33-year-old, who took the first set in exactly an hour. (more...)
Klopp snubbed by Dortmund duo Klopp snubbed by Dortmund duo
- March 04, 2017

Klopp has come under increasing pressure since the turn of the year as Liverpool have crashed out of both domestic cup competitions and fallen well off the pace in the Premier League title race. Dortmund rejected the bid and Pulisic claims that Liverpool were never really on his mind. Pulisic added: "I have respect for Klopp and I know him - he was very welcoming to me here - but I was never really thinking about going to Liverpool ". (more...)
Snap makes public market debut Snap makes public market debut
- March 03, 2017

His shares in the company are worth $162 million. Although Snap is going public at a much earlier stage in its development than Twitter or Facebook , the five-year-old company is valuing itself at almost 60 times revenue, more than double the 27 times revenue Facebook fetched when it went public in 2012. (more...)
I'll go out on top: Zlatan Ibrahimovic I'll go out on top: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
- March 02, 2017

There has been no better bit of business in the world of soccer over the past year than Manchester United signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic for free . With 26 goals so far in his first season at Manchester United , it turns out that Zlatan Ibrahimovic can actually do it on a wet and windy night in England - not that he had any doubts, of course. (more...)
Vols have found their new athletic director Vols have found their new athletic director
- March 01, 2017

Since Currie's introduction as director of athletics in May 2009, the Wildcats' athletics program has experienced a seven-year period of athletic, academic and fundraising excellence that ranks among the best in school history. He was the recipient of the 2013 Bobby Dodd AD Award and a 2013 UnderArmour AD of the Year award. At Tennesee, he was eventually promoted to executive associate athletic director, then senior associate athletic director, associate athletic director for external ... (more...)
Detained and Nearly Deported
- February 28, 2017

Rousso expressed his disapproval when he tweeted, "I have been detained 10 hours at Houston International Airport about to be deported". Richard Golsan, the director of the Melbern G. "It seems like there's much more rigidity and rigour in enforcing these immigration requirements and the technicalities of every visa". Mr Rousso credited a team of lawyers, university officials and immigration experts with securing his release, saying: "Without them, I would have been led handcuffed, ... (more...)
NHL: Los Angeles Kings acquire Ben Bishop from Tampa Bay Lightning
- February 28, 2017

Bishop and Quick finished second and third, respectively, in voting in 2016 behind Vezina Trophy victor Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals. Quick made 32 saves in a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks but getting Bishop is an insurance move in case Quick can't stay healthy. (more...)
Scotland and Ireland 'stay alive' in Six Nations Scotland and Ireland 'stay alive' in Six Nations
- February 28, 2017

Ireland will want to take their form from the match against Italy when they host France in the 2017 Six Nations Championship on Saturday. Johnny Sexton justified his return to the starting line-up ahead of Paddy Jackson, kicking two penalties and a drop goal with efficiency to give Ireland a 16-6 lead early in the second-half. (more...)
Raptors' Kyle Lowry To Have Wrist Surgery, Aiming For Playoff Return
- February 28, 2017

Tucker also playing pivotal roles in the victory. Toronto Raptors star Kyle Lowry will miss the rest of the regular season because of a wrist injury, the National Basketball Association team announced on Monday. They are only 2.5 games ahead of the fifth-place Atlanta Hawks, so losing Lowry for what looks like at least the rest of the regular season could cost Toronto home-court advantage in the first round of the postseason. (more...)
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
- February 26, 2017

There's plenty of competition in Palmer's rearview mirror with Rickie Fowler in second place at eight under par. Mickelson helped Palmer find the best doctors. "But it was a lot of hard times, for sure". There were many factors that helped keep the long-time tournament at PGA National but none bigger than the fact that attendance at the event has gone from 100,000 fans up to over 200,000 fans a year ago. (more...)
Franck Kessie is 'dreaming' of Man United Franck Kessie is 'dreaming' of Man United
- February 25, 2017

However, it looks as though Kessie has his eye on two clubs in particular with the Ivory Coast worldwide admitting that he couldn't turn down the chance to join Chelsea but his ultimate dream is to join Man Utd. Kessie's statements in the press conference suggest a "come and get me" plea for the Manchester United hierarchy. Chelsea were dealt a further blow to their chances of signing Kessie on Wednesday, with the 20-year-old revealing his stronger desire to move to Old Trafford. (more...)
Thunder Deal Payne, Lauvergne For Bulls' Gibson, McDermott
- February 24, 2017

Gibson had started 55 games for the Bulls this year. Respected ESPN NBA analyst Zach Lowe said on Twitter he was excited by the prospect of seeing Gibson paired with the Thunder's big Kiwi: "Taj/Adams frontline would just be mean". The Denver Nuggets drafted McDermott with the 11th overall pick in 2014 and then sent him to Chicago for a pair of first-round picks. Gibson, originally drafted with the 26th pick of the 2009 draft, had been the longest-tenured player on the team and was the ... (more...)
Prey turned predator - India in role reversal with Australia Prey turned predator - India in role reversal with Australia
- February 23, 2017

These records against spin suggest Australia can not expect much in India from Maxwell, Khawaja or Wade. Indian skipper Virat Kohli stated here Wednesday that the responsibility of leading the side has helped him mature as a batsman and also said that the time has not come to judge his abilities as a captain. (more...)
Man City, Atletico Madrid win in Champions League Man City, Atletico Madrid win in Champions League
- February 23, 2017

He said: "Pep knew he wouldn't win straight away". Toure also singled Aguero out for praise, after the Argentine returned to the City starting line-up in place for the injured Gabriel Jesus. "We will see after the session tomorrow". After the interval, things looked as if they would go from bad to worse for the home side when Monaco were awarded a penalty but Falcao's awful effort was comfortably saved by Willy Caballero who is not the greatest goalkeeper but can at least save a shot ... (more...)
Best Tweets: Radamel Falcao finally becomes a Manchester United legend Best Tweets: Radamel Falcao finally becomes a Manchester United legend
- February 22, 2017

Forward Kevin De Bruyne said: "This team is building on that but we need time to do that year after year". "I'm very impressed how physically strong they are", he told a news conference on Monday in which he confirmed injury-plagued defender Vincent Kompany would not be available. (more...)
Arsene Wenger: Arsene Wenger: "I am a fighter"
- February 21, 2017

Clearing space for the players to get on and off the pitch, something that never even has to be done at elite level, was an operation. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has come to the defence of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who has been met with heavy criticism recently. (more...)
Klopp eyes Champions League qualification with Liverpool
- February 21, 2017

Klopp's men are now fifth in the league and in the race for a top four place. While Liverpool's title challenge has disintegrated, attempts to return to the Champions League could yet end in failure with the club a point outside the top four with 13 games remaining. (more...)
Others need to improve game to keep pace with Johnson, says Day Others need to improve game to keep pace with Johnson, says Day
- February 21, 2017

Johnson built a nine-shot lead in the final round, and coasted down the stretch to a comfortable five-shot victory. Wesley Bryan, playing six groups ahead of Johnson, made the morning's biggest challenge with a 63 but gained only a stroke on the leader. (more...)
Carmelo Anthony To Replace Kevin Love In All-Star Game
- February 20, 2017

Besides that, Anthony's closest National Basketball Association friends are Cleveland's LeBron James and the Clippers' Chris Paul and they've always talked about playing together. So I was looking forward to just kind of getting away from the game and kind of exhale a little bit and re-evaluate my situation. "This is definitely therapeutic for me being here, not have to deal with certain things back home". (more...)
Darrelle Revis arraigned in Pittsburgh, will be back in court Thursday
- February 20, 2017

According to a Pittsburgh police statement and a court document, the 31-year-old Revis is also facing charges of robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault after the incident last Sunday at 2:43 a.m. Revis, who was alone, attempted to walk away from the men, but was followed, Jones said. Cousins said he then tried to retrieve his phone from Revis, but was unsuccessful, and Revis "threw his phone in the middle of E. (more...)
Owen Coyle: Blackburn must be ready to punish any Manchester United slip Owen Coyle: Blackburn must be ready to punish any Manchester United slip
- February 20, 2017

Into that narrative steps Meathman Darragh Lenihan (inset) who is praying that his struggling Blackburn side can beat the team he supported as a boy. We want to keep playing in it and win away against Blackburn. And even though Mourinho confirmed that there will be changes to the lineup as he rotates his squad but that it will be minimal as he aims to take the FA Cup very seriously. (more...)
Westbrook deflects Durant questions during ASG interviews, just wants to talk fashion
- February 19, 2017

Rivalries are great for the National Basketball Association and it's fun covering them, but it should be limited to the action on the court, not off it. "I'm going to handle All-Star Weekend like I always did", Durant said. Westbrook and Durant came together in a heated and emotion-fuelled contest between the Thunder and the Warriors on February 11. (more...)
Isaiah Thomas' 20-point streak reaches Celtics' record 41 games Isaiah Thomas' 20-point streak reaches Celtics' record 41 games
- February 19, 2017

Butler sized up defender Marcus Smart from well behind the 3-point line until there were less than three seconds on the clock, then put the ball on the floor, took two hard dribbles right, spun left and went up for a jumper. All things considered, being six (games) in nine (days) I was proud of the way we competed. "I love Kyrie's game man, and he's a really good dude". What's more, Smart has been playing some of the best basketball of his young NBA career lately and will be thrust into a ... (more...)
Praise from Grimsby for Lincoln City's historic FA Cup win over Burnley
- February 19, 2017

Lincoln City's Sean Raggett, top, scores against Burnley during the English FA Cup , fifth round soccer match at Turf Moor, Burnley , England, Saturday Feb. "Thankfully for us it was", he said. Burnley signed the 24-year-old shot-stopper from Charlton Athletic last summer on a three-year contract but the new arrival is yet to make his Premier League bow. (more...)
Sidney Crosby scores 1000th National Hockey League point
- February 18, 2017

The Pittsburgh captain fed Chris Kunitz for a first-period goal against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday to become the 86th player in National Hockey League history to reach the 1,000-point plateau, added an assist on Phil Kessel's game-tying goal in the third and then put the victor past Connor Hellebuyck with 21 seconds left in overtime as the Penguins escaped with a 4-3 victory. (more...)